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  • Club Advisor:       Ms. Friedmann email and Mr.Harnden email
  • Club Description: Agriculture students in all grades are expected to participate in this club. Leadership skills,    public speaking, animal projects, and development of financial responsibility are all goals of the FFA.
  • When/Where:      Once a month, Cafeteria, calendar of meeting dates can be found on the calendar below.
  • Requirements:     Must be enrolled in an Agriculture class.
  • Facebook: Ponderosa FFA, Ponderosa FFA Floral, Ponderosa High School
  • Instagram: ponderosa_ffa, ponderosafloral

About Ponderosa FFA

Ponderosa FFA was established in 1964 and has been a staple in the community since it started. The agriculture department is made up of 2 full time agriculture teachers and 2 part time. The National FFA Organization is geared towards promoting leadership in youth through agriculture education. Students who take agriculture classes are automatically members of the California FFA Association. Agriculture Education follows a three ring model, which includes Classroom, Supervised Agricultural Element (SAE), and FFA. In the classroom element, students take a hands-on approach to learning and focus on agricultural theories and industry concepts. From how to use a power tool in the Agriculture Mechanics class to learning about livestock genetics and the value of molecular biology in the Sustainable Agriculture Biology class. Students in the floral class develop marketable skills and veterinary science students can finish the year with industry aligned certifications. Supervised Agricultural Experience projects are student led-hands on projects that students apply what they learned in the classroom outside of it. For example, a student may raise a market animal for the country fair, can and preserve fruits of their labor, work or intern in an agriculture related field, or build and fabricate metal or wood projects. Every student is required to have an SAE project. The FFA strives to push students out of their comfort zone and work on elements that are valuable in preparing students for the future. From personal growth achieved during leadership conferences, leadership development learned while holding an officer position in the FFA, or industry knowledge gained through competitions like Vet Science or Horse Judging, students are pushed to grow in many ways that will help them become the best versions of themselves and be successful in whatever college or career pathway they decide to pursue in the future.
2022 El Dorado County Fair

2022 El Dorado County Fair

FFA Students in a group